Wood Islands Welcome Centre


Please visit our Job Opportunities page to see our current postings.

Upcoming Events:

island day 2019

Islander Day Schedule of events:
9-1 Clearing the skating rink, and forest around the pond, and making of Bonfire and Forest Candles.
11-2 Quincy making
11-3 Hotdogs and marshmallows on the campfire.
10-3 Making Candles from Bayberries
9-3 Bring your gear to Explore our Skiing and snowshoeing trail.
12-2 Pond curling.
9-12 Bread making demonstration for those that want this simple
recipe should show up with a bowl, spoon and towel to cover.
11-2 Cookie decorating
11-2 Lunch soup, bread or biscuit $5
10-3 Inside and outside learn a new game or bring your own and be the expert


We are always looking for great volunteer people to participate at the level they would like for Islander Day, at the Annual 70 Mile Coastal Yardsale, or on the Board.  Come out and join us at our Annual General Meeting March 6th, 2019 at 7:00 pm at the Welcome Centre where we will be informing you of our past record and seeking new members to help with our slate of new initiatives.

What’s Here:

Our Wood Islands Lighthouse, Museum, and Gift shop and our “Seconds by the Sea” second hand store in the Range Light is now CLOSED for the 2018 season.    Info: Bev at Lighthouse (902) 962-3110 (during season) or (902) 962-3463 in off-season. If you have items to donate to our Seconds by the Sea store, please call Bev; and THANK YOU!  After September 29–  Lighthouse tours can be arranged by appointment (for bus tours and other groups).    Wood Islands Wools is now CLOSED — Wood Islands Lighthouse and Museum has a pop-up store of woolen “heritage” yarns designed by Fleece and Harmony of Belfast specifically and exclusively for Wood Islands Lighthouse and Museum. “Every skein tells a story.” We are part of the Island’s “Fibre Trail” for the knitting folks.

The Wood Islands Commissary and Liquor store is CLOSED for the season.  We are community owned and operated. Declare us your liquor store. 

The Sweet Factory in the Wood islands Welcome Centre is now CLOSED.

The Lady’s Slipper EXPRESS in the Wood Islands Welcome Centre is now CLOSED for the 2018 season.  This is a second outlet for Lady’s Slipper CAFE in the down east mall in Montague, and we love having Andrea and Cesar join us for summers!  Each are on facebook where you will find the latest news, menus, photos and employment opportunities.

Island Gold Honey retail store is now CLOSED for the 2018 season.  Their store is full of honey and beeswax products perfect for enjoying yourself or giving as gifts.   Check them out on Facebook as well for the most up to date information about their product.  Message them to continue your honey supply.   🙂

Hall rentals can be arranged by calling Connie at (902) 213-7152.

Tai Chi at Wood Islands: what a good way to bring your physical and mental health together!  You can start with this friendly group who will be firing up soon again for the fall–Tuesday evenings at 13056 Shore Road, Wood Islands — upstairs in the yellow building.  Treat yourself: call Kevin or Pat at (902) 962-3164 for more information!

This year’s 70 Mile Coastal Yard Sale is September 21 and 22, 2019.  Registrations will not be accepted until mid-July of 2019.

Forms will be at Coopers in Eldon, The Store in Belle River, the Lady Slipper Cafe in Montague and at the Wood Islands Commissary and Liquor Store.  However, you should book accommodation now.   For accommodations or tourist information, please call 1-800-463-4PEI (4734); they’ll walk you through your options, and they know this area very well. You’ll be in good hands.

Amateur Radio at rear range light – Wood Islands Lights   — A permanent antenna has been placed.  For more info, call George. 🙂  G5RV Junior and coaxial connection installed at the Rear Range Light.  For more information, contact George Dewar – dewarg@bellaliant.netvy2gf@rac.ca
57 Perth Stn. Rd, Cardigan RR6, Prince Edward Island, Canada, C0A 1G0
Amateur Radio Call signs – VY2GF & VY2PLH  Grid – FN86PF61OJ  ITU – 9 CQ – 5
Telephone – 902 838-3282       Skype – george.dewar   Geocaching – George D

This summer’s book to enjoy!  “SALTWATER ROAD, Tales of Travel on the Northumberland Strait” by Marian Bruce is currently for sale at the Wood Islands Agency Liquor Store, at the Wood Islands Lighthouse and on the ferries running between PEI and Nova Scotia. The book is also available in many book stores and other locations around the island as well as being purchased on-line too. Go to: http://projects.upei.ca/isp/saltwater-road/  Island Studies Press

Business opportunities:

All retail spaces at the Wood islands Welcome Centre are leased.  If there are any other ideas that you would like to propose (for training, events, community dinners, etc.) please don’t hesitate to contact Audrey.  🙂  The Board of Directors would consider offering sites for sale for new construction; development in our community is a good thing.

New Name . . .

Our Centre has a new name.  Formerly known as the “Plough the Waves” Centre, our “Wood Islands Welcome Centre” reflects better our position as the first place visited after arriving by ferry from Nova Scotia.

Our Welcome Centre is home to the Wood Islands and Area Development Corporation — a Not-For-Profit community organization who owns and operates the Welcome Centre including the Wood Islands Lighthouse (tours and gift shop); a community room complete with full kitchen available for your special occasions; and a community Liquor Store Agency.  Our new Commissary (in the Liquor Store) offers fresh coffee and some “provisions” you might have left behind such as BBQ, campfire, food, books, or personal items.  Pop in to see if we have what you need, or just come for a cup of fresh coffee or tea.

Joining us here at the Welcome Centre is a provincial Visitor Information Centre;  an “all-you’ll-ever-need” candy and ice cream store, The Sweet Factory;  Lady’s Slipper Express café;  Island Gold Honey;  and Ellis Decker — resident wood worker in the freight shed.  We are the Trail Head (Mile 0) of the Confederation (Trans Canada) Trail where you can enjoy a short, tranquil hike (or bike ride) in any season.

Welcome to Wood Islands and to Prince Edward Island — the “Birthplace of Canada!”